SIA Acc. 20-142, Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records, 2017

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This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of David J. Skorton during his third year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; agreements; polices and guidelines; reports; press releases; information about speaking engagements, gifts, awards, meetings, museum advisory boards, publications, corporate sponsorship, personnel management, committees, Smithsonian Directives, government agencies, and the Board of Regents; photographs; invitations; brochures; newspapers; and articles. Listings in bold indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's office file plan.


  • Skorton, David J
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration


  • Folder List in accession file.
  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520



Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details


  • Committees
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Museum buildings
  • Public relations
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Awards
  • Education
  • Personnel management
  • Budget
  • Gifts
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Fund raising
  • Special events
  • Contracts
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Museums--Employees
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museum exhibits
  • Research


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Brochures
  • Newspapers
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-142

Physical description

2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)

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